As a former 911 and 311 director, I clearly remember the challenges of planning for an emergency. Both planned and unexpected emergencies demand an enormous amount of coordination.
Posts Tagged: 9/11
Lessons learned from 9/11 for disasters like Hurricane Harvey and Irma.
What do you remember about September 11th? In the weeks following, I found myself driving around San Diego, my home. I took hundreds of pictures of the flags displayed on homes, schools, businesses, and churches. I remember feeling patriotism in a way I had not since I was a kid. The tragedy of that dayRead… Read more »
Technological convergence of legacy and real-time data communications are quickly shaping emergency call taking and the role of Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) nation-wide. The result of current Emergency 9-1-1 (E9-1-1) trends, including technological progression, PSAP consolidation, and regional networks, is not only the evolution of the emergency response landscape, but the entire public safetyRead… Read more »
There is arguably no greater responsibility for the federal government than protecting the safety of Americans in general and the homeland in particular. But don’t tell that to the multitude of vociferous critics of the National Security Agency. On Sunday, the latest sensational article about the NSA appeared on the front page of the WashingtonRead… Read more »
Driving to work today, I was listening to a popular talk radio station that led discussions focused on September 11. Likely so, as today marks the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that changed our nation. Specific conversations on this radio show centered on effective methods to weaken terrorist groups, potential new attacks using biologicalRead… Read more »
By Guy Clinch Now Playing: Avaya TechTalk 010: Next Generation 9-1-1 Now! Listen now! Introduction: How organizations and Government can obtain many of the values of NG9-1-1 today – In this episode of Avaya Tech Talk APNPodcast host Guy Clinch, engages in conversation with Tim Kenyon, President of Conveyant Systems, Inc. and Matt Serra, Sr.Read… Read more »
Unless you are doing the job or are one of the victims and families it is not possible to truly understand what the men and women responding to the tragedy in Newtown are going through. Without the unique strengths of these heroes, how can anyone cope with a situation of such immensity and the emotionalRead… Read more »
From dispatching an ambulance to save a life, to making sure someone who has lost a job gains access to the benefits of which they are entitled, to executing all manner of inspectional services, licensing, care for our seniors, concern to level the playing field for people with disabilities and a myriad of other tasksRead… Read more »
This is basically a repeat of the blog I posted last 9/11. On the eleventh anniversary of the worst day in the history of this country the Government Man will dispense with the usual satire and comedy. Poking fun at what people take seriously is something I enjoy doing but there is nothing funny aboutRead… Read more »